Dr Nicholas Ripley

School of Health & Society

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Contact Details

Room C701
Allerton Building
Frederick Road
Greater Manchester
M6 6PU

Current positions



Dr Nicholas Ripley is a Lecturer of Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford and current admissions tutor for the BSc (Hons) Sport Science programme. Nicholas has an extensive applied experience across a range of sports, working as a strength and conditioning and head of performance numerous professional and semi-professional and international sports teams and individuals.

Nicholas is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach in which he has recertified with Distinction (CSCS*D) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Nicholas is also a member of the executive council of the NSCA Lacrosse Special Interest Group.

Dr Ripley is a reviewer for numerous peer reviewed journals and has co-authors a number of peer reviewed journal articles along with book chapters. Dr Ripley has presented at several international and national conferences.

Nicholas is current combat sport athlete, competing in grappling based sports (including Judo and wrestling). He has also represented Great Britain at the 2019 World Martial Masterships in South Korea competing in Kurash.

Areas of Research

Nicholas's research interests include all areas of Strength and Conditioning. More specifically he is interested in training for elite sport performance, using performance monitoring tools and exercise programming to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury (e.g. hamstring strain injuries). To support intervention studies Nicholas has also researched the assessment of force production characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks and physiological based measures, to ensure appropriate test standardization to enhance reliability and reduce measurement error.


Introduction to Sport Science
Principles of Training
Applied Strength and Conditioning
Research methods and study design
Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning
Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement
Research project

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Sports Biomechanics

    2017 - 2021
  • Strength and Conditioning

    2015 - 2016
  • Sport Science (Strength and Conditioning)

    2012 - 2015